The Canadian Associates of BIOS (CABIOS) was established to provide support for Canadian students and students studying at Canadian universities/colleges, to participate in BIOS’s educational programs and research internships. Since its inception, CABIOS has provided support to BIOS that has enabled over one hundred students to foster their interest in the oceans and further their university-level education at BIOS.
CABIOS was founded in 1975 by the late Dr. Earlston Doe, a former BIOS Life Trustee and Bermuda-born Canadian oceanographer, to honor the memory of his youngest son Learmont “Leary” Doe. In the decades following its formation, CABIOS has received support from a variety of individuals, businesses and organizations, including several generous donations that allowed the fund to grow.
Eligibility: Students enrolled in Canadian colleges/universities are eligible to apply for CABIOS funding. Canadian students enrolled in institutions outside Canada, but who intend to return to Canada after graduation are also eligible for funding.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available to assist students with the cost of BIOS summer courses. CABIOS also sponsors fully-funded research internships.
In the summer semester, BIOS offers a range of marine science courses that are aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students. All students who meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for a CABIOS scholarship. Scholarships assist with the summer course fee which includes accommodation, meals and tuition. CABIOS funds, however, cannot be used to cover travel expenses.
Summer Course and Scholarship Application: Students must submit the summer course application form, including the section relating to scholarships; the amount of scholarship funding being sought and a statement attesting to need and qualifications are required.
CABIOS offers full scholarships for students to participate in research internships at BIOS. CABIOS has sponsored many interns from Canadian institutions including Dalhousie University, University of Victoria, University of Guelph, Trent University, Carleton University, Western University and University of Toronto. CABIOS intern scholarships cover the cost of accommodation and meals, as well as providing a small stipend and a contribution to research expenses associated with the intern’s research project. Scholarship funds do not cover travel expenses or medical/travel insurance.
Internship Application: Students who meet the eligibility requirements should consult the list of mentors and potential research projects. Prior to submitting an application prospective interns are encouraged to contact potential BIOS mentors directly to discuss projects. Mentor contact details can be found using the links provided here. After selecting up to 3 potential projects and mentors, students should complete the internship application form. Students should note that the application form includes a list of documents which must accompany the completed application form; these documents include 2 letters of reference from academics familiar with your work, your CV and a copy of recent transcripts. The application deadline for a CABIOS internship is March 15. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.